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Carex aquatilis var. aquatilis

Carex aquatilis Wahlenb. var. aquatilis

Water Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Carex acutinella, Carex aquatilis ssp. altior, Carex aquatilis var. altior, Carex aquatilis var. substricta, Carex substricta, Carex suksdorfii


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Leaf Base: Cuneate
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Fruit Type: Achene

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent. Bloom time refers to fruiting period for Carex spp.


USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DC , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MT , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OR , PA , SD , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: NB , NS , PE

Additional resources

USDA: Find Carex aquatilis var. aquatilis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Carex aquatilis var. aquatilis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Carex aquatilis var. aquatilis


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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